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How Ionic bonding takes place?

  1. Jan 9, 2012 #1
    Hey all,
    So i am aware that ionic bonding is the giving/recieving of electrons between atoms to form a compound.
    My question is what is it that makes the electron "move" from one atom to the other, I know that once the electron has moved the atom it came from becomes positively charged and the atom it goes to becomes negatively charged and then they have an electrostatic attraction.

  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 9, 2012 #2
    Hii Johnahh ,

    An atom gains energy by which it gives or looses electrons. That energy is IONIZATION ENERGY. An atom which gains electrons looses energy if it has energy at its peak. That is ELECTRON AFFINITY.

    Everywhere is the role of energy.
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